CC's Costume's Done!

10/12/2009 03:46:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 6 Comments »
Our company has left, and I've been able to continue working on his costume. Today I finished the shirt, belt, bag that hangs on the belt, and the beard. The beard has been quite the challenge. I looked everywhere for a beard I could use, but all of them were giant, and they were either red, black, or brown ... definitely the wrong size and color. The Halloween shop suggested I use the glue on kind (I think it's sort of gobs of fake beard glued onto his face, then removed with some sort of solvent .... No Way on CC's little face!!). So today I went to a fabric store and bought some fabric that's called something like curly fleece. It's white and is indeed curly. I cut a beard shape, sewed a casing on it and threaded a piece of elastic through it. Then I tacked it to the inside of the hat. I thought that way the elastic in the beard could help hold the hat on his head. I know the beard is way too long, but I'm going to leave it that way and let Sarah and Ben trim it to size.

I'm anxious about the costume fitting him. I did my best to fit it to the measurements Ben sent me, but still, without him here to try it on before I did the final stitching makes me feel a bit wobbly. I'll be so relieved when I get a picture of him wearing it. Now all I have to do is find a box big enough to hold it for mailing! I had one of the kid's old Teddy Bears model it for the photo, then laid it out on the floor so you can see the whole thing. Let me know what you think!


6 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

You never cease to amaze me. Just when I think I've seen your best work, you outdo yourself!

xoxo

Ramona said...

I see you are multi talented. Now only can paint, draw, but can also sew. I love you art whether on paper or on people. Good work.

Hybrid J said...

What wonderful costume! I love it ... :)

Sloane's Creations said...

Awesome! Great idea for the beard..I agree on no wanting to use glue. Too cute..good job.

Leah said...

SO cute!! Love the beard.

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